Lady Eagles beat Mexia for 7th district win

Fairfield’s Braiden Bossier, 34, tries to block a shot during a game against Mexia earlier this season as the Lady Eagles’ Jada Clark, 2, looks on. Fairfield beat Mexia for the second time this season Friday night to remain unbeaten in district play.
Photo by Skip Leon

The Fairfield girls’ basketball team won its seventh consecutive District 19-4A game Friday night with a 53-47 triumph at Mexia.

The victory improved the Lady Eagles’ record to 7-0 in district. They had already clinched the district championship and went for a sweep of district play Tuesday when they hosted Madisonville.

The Lady Eagles used a 12-0 run in the first quarter to take a 16-6 advantage at the first break.

However, Mexia battled back throughout the game and took the lead early in the fourth quarter.

Breyunna Dowell missed a shot, but grabbed the offensive rebound and put the ball in the bucket to tie the score 36-36 with 7 minutes, 24 seconds left in the game.

Jada Clark stole the ball and raced in a for a layup 11 seconds later to put Fairfield ahead, 38-36, with 7:13 remaining.

After Mexia tied the score, Fairfield scored four points in a row to claim a 42-38 advantage. Dowell made an 8-foot jump shot with 6:34 remaining. After a Mexia miss, Fairfield had the chance to go ahead by four. The Lady Eagles crashed the offensive boards and Te’yalla Simpson put in their third offensive rebound to make it 42-38 with 5:40 left.

Mexia answered with a three-pointer to pull within one. But that was as close as the Ladycats would get.

Braden Bossier hit a short jump shot to expand the margin to 44-41. A Mexia free throw cut the lead to two with 4:33 remaining. Then, the teams traded baskets for the next three minutes.

Kayelee Adams drove the lane with 2:52 left to put Fairfield ahead by four, 46-42. After Mexia pulled within a bucket, Josey Richardson drove the right baseline to make it 48-44 with 1:35 left.

Mexia responded with a hoop 10 seconds later to get within two points again.

And once again, Fairfield responded. Adams buried a three-pointer with 1:02 left to put Fairfield ahead 51-46. That proved to be a dagger as Mexia could not recover from the five-point deficit.

Fairfield held Mexia scoreless on the next possession and Adams sealed the win with a layup with just 20 seconds left.

Trailing 6-4 in the first three minutes of the game, Fairfield ended the first quarter

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